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Nursing: Baccalaureate of Science Degree


Intake
  • Fall

Study Options
  • Work
    Experience

Courses in this program are offered using online and/or hybrid delivery method in Fall 2020 due to COVID-19. Confirm directly with Camosun about the learning method.

  • Campuses
    Interurban

    Resources

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    City of Victoria
  • Length
    Four Years
  • Tuition Estimate
    $5500 Year One
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $2400 Year One
  • Credential Granted
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • University Course Transfer
  • Learning Method Options
    • Face-to-Face
    • Off-site
    • Temporarily online/hybrid Fall 2020

    2.5 years at Camosun, and final 1.5 years at UVic

Learning Method Option:

  • Face-to-Face: Program is fully delivered in class with face-to-face interaction
  • Online: Program is fully delivered online
  • Blended (Face-to-Face + Online): Program is delivered using a combination of face-to-face and online learning
  • Off-site: All or part of program is delivered in a physical location away from regular classroom/campus

Looking for ways to fund your education? Check out Camosun's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

For the September 2021 intake:
  • Online applications are open from September 15, 2020 to December 2020 at noon
  • Final documents/transcripts are due on February 1, 2021
  • Self-reporting for current BC/Yukon high school students are due on February 28, 2021 

Application Fee: $116.73

1) Program Admission Requirements

The program is a partnership with the University of Victoria, with a common admission process being established. Application is competitive.

Academic (minimum grade needed in brackets)

Option A: direct entry from high school

1. High school graduation

2. English

a English 11 - One of:

b. English 12 - One of: 

  • English 12 (73%)
  • English First Peoples 12 (73%)
  • both ENGL 091 (73%) and ENGL 093 (73%)
  • both ENGL 092 (73%) and ENGL 094 (73%)
  • both ENGL 092 (73%) and ENGL 096 (73%)
  • Canadian high school equivalent
  • Equivalent Adult Basic Education (ABE) Provincial-level English course*

3. Meet the English Language Proficiency requirement 

4. Math

One of:

  • Foundations of Math 11 (73%)
  • Pre-calculus 11 (73%)
  • both MATH 072 (73%) and MATH 073 (73%)
  • MATH 137 (73%)
  • Canadian high school equivalent
  • Equivalent Adult Basic Education (ABE) advanced-level Math course* 

5. Chemistry 

a. Chemistry 11:

One of:

b. Chemistry 12:

One of:

6. Biology

a. Biology 11

One of:

b. Biology 12

One of:

7. approved Social Studies 11 or equivalent

8. One of:

9. Complete the Requisite Skills and Abilities (RSA) form - confirming acknowledgement and understanding of the requirements for registration with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP) as laid out in the BCCNP document Requisite Skills and Abilities (RSAs).

Note(*): Information about equivalent Adult Basic Education (ABE) alternatives can be found in the Ministry's adult upgrading website (refer to ABE Articulation Handbook). 

Or

Option B: university transfer

1. English

One of:

  • both ENGL 103 (B) and ENGL 104 (B)
  • ENGL 142 (B)
  • ENGL 151 (B)
  • ENGL 161 (B)
  • ENGL 164 (B)
  • both ENGL 170 (B) and ENGL 273 (B)
  • ENGL 175 (B)
  • equivalent 

2. Meet the English Language Proficiency requirement

3. Math

One of:

  • MATH 100 (B)
  • MATH 101 (B)
  • MATH 107 (B)
  • MATH 108 (B)
  • MATH 109 (B)
  • STAT 116 (B)
  • STAT 216 (B)
  • STAT 218 (B)
  • equivalent 

4. Biology

One of: 

  • BIOL 103 (B)
  • BIOL 126 (B)
  • equivalent  

5. Chemistry

One of:

6. Additional four courses at the post-secondary level that are university transferable

7. Complete the Requisite Skills and Abilities (RSA) form - confirming acknowledgement and understanding of the requirements for registration with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP) as laid out in the BCCNP document Requisite Skills and Abilities (RSAs).


Non-Academic (all applicants) 

Upon acceptance into the program and before classes start, you will be required to:

  • submit a negative TB skin test or chest x-ray (no more than six months before the program start date)
  • provide evidence of immunization status. (You are highly recommended to maintain current immunizations as per the Practice Education Guidelines of B.C.)
  • have current Standard First Aid Certification and Basic Life Support (6-hour) course, prior to the first semester of the program. Currency must be maintained throughout the program
  • have yearly respirator mask "fit-testing" done early (students are responsible for any associated costs);
  • successfully complete a criminal record check. Camosun will email you with information on how to complete the Criminal Record Check (CRC) process. You are responsible for all associated costs.

Admission Advice

1. This program is in high demand, and admission is competitive. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the Program.

2. GPA for competitive entry ranking will be calculated on the four Grade 12 courses or equivalent ABE alternatives.

3. For students who have studied at another post-secondary institution in BC, you can use BC Transfer Guide to find out course equivalency and transferability.

4. After the January 31 document/transcript deadline, no in-progress course work can be used towards admission requirements (exceptions for current BC/Yukon high school students).

5.There is priority seating in this program for students of Indigenous ancestry.

6. The program will maintain a short waitlist for entry into the same year, pending withdrawals or deferrals. In extenuating circumstances, an invited applicant may apply for a one year deferral. The waitlist will not be retained for future years. Those applicants meeting the academic requirements, but not gaining a seat in the year of application will need to reapply and resubmit academic information already provided.


 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy Camosun's institution admission requirements as listed below.

English Language Requirements

English proficiency for program admissions at Camosun College requires English 12 (C+) or equivalent. 
Students may meet the English proficiency requirement with one or more of the following alternatives.

International students should contact Camosun International to learn about your options towards direct entry into our programs.

Assessment

Minimum Result

IELTS (Academic)

6.0 overall (no sub-score less than 6.0)

TOEFL ibt

78 overall (no sub-score less than 19)

LPI

5 or higher

PTE Academic

54 overall (no sub-score less than 50)

Cambridge Assessment of English: C1 Advanced

174 overall (no sub-score less than 169)

CAEL CE

60 overall (no -sub-score less than 60)

GTEC CBT

1200 overall (minimum sub-score: Reading 325; Writing 270; Speaking 260; Listening 335)


 

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

English Language Requirement: You must have proficiency in English at a level suitable for your desired program.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

Current BC/Yukon high school student can apply for provisional admission between September 15 and May 15; please check here for special high school admission process.

If you are a secondary school graduate, you are eligible for general admission to Camosun College. You must also meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. (These admission requirements are detailed within each program profile for Camosun College within EducationPlannerBC's Search Database)

For more details on admission to Camosun, check here

Out-of-Province

If you are a secondary school graduate, you are eligible for general admission to Camosun College. You must also meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. (These admission requirements are detailed within each program profile for Camosun College within EducationPlannerBC's Search Database)

For more details on admission to Camosun, check here 

BC Transfer Student

If you possess Grade 12 graduation from any recognized institution, you are eligible for general admission to Camosun. You must also meet specific admission requirements for your intended program. (These admission requirements are detailed within each program profile for Camosun College within EducationPlannerBC's Search Database)

If you have completed post-secondary studies at another institution and wish to gain transfer credit*, please see the Transfer Credit web page.

Footnote (*): Transfer credit is defined as academic work that is completed at another institution that is formally recognized as being equivalent to a Camosun course.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

If you possess Grade 12 graduation from any recognized institution, you are eligible for general admission to Camosun. You must also meet specific admission requirements for your intended program. (These admission requirements are detailed within each program profile for Camosun College within EducationPlannerBC's Search Database)

If you have completed post-secondary studies at another institution and wish to gain transfer credit* please see the Transfer Credit web page.

Footnote (*): Transfer credit is defined as academic work that is completed at another institution that is formally recognized as being equivalent to a Camosun course.

Mature Student

If you are at least 19 years old at the start of your first academic term, you are eligible for general admission to Camosun. You must also meet the specific admission requirements for your intended program. (These admission requirements are detailed within each program profile for Camosun College within EducationPlannerBC's Search Database)

International Student

For complete details on admission to Camosun College as an International Student, please check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Camosun College may consider granting special admission to underage applicants on an individual basis. For more details, please refer to Camosun's Admission Policy (Section C. Special College Admission Admission).

How to Apply

For details on applying to Camosun College, please check here.

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